She wants to lose another 20 pounds through excessive exercising and purging.

I wrote you yesterday about a friend. She is 5 feet 4 inches and weighs 100 pounds. As you said she showed signs of bulimia/anorexia. I approached her and used all methods. She even said her doctor was concerned. She refuses help. She wants to lose another 20 pounds through excessive exercising and purging....

I have a female friend who weighs between 100 to 105 pounds

Here is my question: I have a female friend who is 16 years old. She weighs between 100 to 105 pounds. Also, she is 5 feet 4 inches tall. She is doing several things. First, she went on a water diet and lost about 10 pounds. Then, she tried diet pills, once almost overdosed. Then,...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with anorexia?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with anorexia? The Behavioral Health Nutrition practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics specializes in working with patients who have eating disorders. You can find a dietitian at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Include your zip code or city/state, the type of service you...

I am 21 years old now, but my eating disorder started when I was 16.

I am 21 years old now, but my eating disorder started when I was 16. Most of the past 5 years were spent in hospitals or in a blur. I am 4 feet 10 inches weighing 130 pounds at the start. Which was truly overweight since my normal weight range was supposed to be...

I would like to use the Healthy Body Calculator to attain a normal weight.

I really would like to use the Healthy Body Calculator® and get some feedback to help me attain a normal weight. Being 5 feet 5 inches and 110 pounds I am pretty sure that this is not a normal weight to have. I am also somewhat anorexic. For example, if you put a large...

I am going on a vacation in few weeks and thought about not taking my laxatives.

I am going on a vacation in a few weeks. I thought about not taking my laxatives. What will happen to my body when I stop? My body is used to taking 5 pills each night and some in the morning. Will my body still work or will I have to reduce the laxatives...

Do you know what happens to the body when laxatives are overused?

Do you know what happens to the body when laxatives are overused? I am using 5 pills every night for the last few years. Lately, I am been waking up in middle of the night with terrible stomach pains. I am wondering if the laxatives have an impact on my stomach. Don't tell me to...

I read your answer, but I still won’t give up the laxatives yet.

I read your answer, but I still won't give up the laxatives yet. I used to be addicted to drugs and this is the same feeling I have toward the laxatives. I have become dependent upon them for my peace of mind. Last night stomach pains woke me up. I drank some skim milk...

I exercise everyday for 2 1/2 hours.

I do exercise every day for 2 1/2 hours. I eat very carefully. Yes, I am addicted to laxatives. I am afraid of what will happen if I stop. The dietitian I use to see (for more than 2 years) tells me that I am killing my insides that my bowels will stop working and...

I don’t want to be ill or anything, but the idea of being fat makes me think that I’d like to control my weight forever.

Thank you for responding so quickly and for your answers. I plan on seeing a doctor soon. You prompted me, though, to ask questions about my eating habits. I don't really talk about it, because I am pretty knowledgeable about eating disorders. I understand that it is a mental illness and that the "eating" part...

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